Economic - 2 another wayBigger buildingsbigger collectionsbigger audiencesbigger budgetsOR…Spend less money!Prosperity without growth
Prosperity without growthStop expanding!Quality and deeper relationshipsmore important than quantityDon’t do too much!Don’t work too hard!
A sustainable museum… is not obsessed with growth focuses on quality of experience has strong relationships with its users has partnerships with other organisations shares collections perhaps works outside its buildings
Common principles• Protect environment• Deepen relationships• Improve what we pass on to the future• Contribute to social progress• Look after staff• Plan long-term• Work together
Collections and sustainabilityCollections need to be used enough nowActively researched, displayed, sharedAn asset to the future, not a burden… smaller?Preserving collection can damage the planet!Resources (energy and money) neededby collection must reflect its public benefits
32 A new range? 30 16-28˚C 28 30-70%rH Change <10% in 24 hours 26 Sensible Loan Conditions? 24 18-25˚C Internal Air Temperature 22 40-65%rH (˚C) Change <10% in 24 hours (1) 20 Also generally recognised as human comfort zone 18 International Museum Standard 16 21˚C+/-1˚C 50%RH +/-5% 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Relative Humidity (rH%)Extracted from 027094 Whitworth Art Gallery MEP Concept Design Report Revision 00 Buro Happold 29/04/2010 NJF
Environmental Sustainability and LoansLoans are Good!What is more sustainable?Virtual / online orTemporary exhibitions?
Sustainability and LoansLoans are good!Lending more sustainably would mean:• Less energy and natural resources• Less money• More benefit for society
Social Sustainability and LoansTo be more socially sustainable:It’s simpleGet things displayed, researched, sharedUse collections to make people’s livesbetter – learning, enjoying, communicating
Sustainability and LoansTo be more economically sustainable:It’s simpleLend things for less money!
Registrars and SustainabilityRegistrars are people who:Get collections usedPromote sharing collectionsMake loans more sustainableBuild partnerships between museumsManage riskWhat will you do at your museum tocontribute toeconomic,environmental andsocial sustainability?